Outside Scholarships and Veterans Benefits

Outside Scholarships

 

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation Tuition Scholarship

The Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation is pleased once again to offer tuition scholarships to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to issues affecting women and/or children.  WLALA is an active bar association that seeks to promote the interests of women, and to promote equality and equal opportunity of all people.  The WLALA Foundation’s special projects include the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, which assists low income individuals in preparing and handling pro per family law matters; the Downtown Women's Center, which is the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively dedicated to addressing the needs of women overcoming poverty and homelessness in Skid Row; and the Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant, which provides financial assistance for special projects undertaken by law students working in the public interest.  WLALA's numerous committees include a group that provides pro bono legal advice to victims of domestic violence. For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Amount: $1,000

2017 Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC) Scholarship

Through its annual scholarship, VABANC recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Vietnamese-American community. Open to all law students, the scholarship is intended to assist recipients who are in pursuit of public interest or social justice goals. Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the Vietnamese-American community in Northern California and to those who will be using the scholarship award to further their public interest or social justice work, either by pursuing post-graduate work or for a summer position. For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Amount: Varies

2018 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2017. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2018 in one of our Firm’s offices.  Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit their website.

Deadline: June 16, 2017

Amount: $10,000

Michael P. Fleming & Associates Scholarship

Michael P. Fleming & Associates is proud to announce the formation of the Michael P. Fleming Law Scholarship for 1st year law students in the United States. Each applicant will submit an essay of at least 500 words on an area of personal injury or civil litigation law with an emphasis on why they deserve the award. The winning essay may be posted in the Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. website, Facebook page or other social media. For more information, please refer to the application.

Deadline: July 1, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County

The San Luis Obispo County Women Lawyers Association is now accepting applications for its 2017 scholarship awards. WLA SLO offers up to $750 in scholarship awards to current law students or students accepted for enrollment in law school with a demonstrated connection to San Luis Obispo County. Founded in 1981, the Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County assists in the advancement of women in the legal profession and in the community at large. For more information, please refer to the application.

Deadline: July 1, 2017

Amount: Varies

The John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship

The John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship program was established to provide scholarship awards to students who have substantial contact with the County of San Bernardino and who are currently attending a California Law school which is either ABA accredited or one that has been pr-approved by the JLKMSF Board of Directors. For more information, please refer to the application.

Deadline: July 13, 2017

Amount: $5,000

Hackard Law Scholarship

The Hackard Law 2017 Academic Scholarship is a $2,500 prize awarded to college and university students in the United States for awareness of elder issues in estate law. For more information, please see the website

Deadline: August 15, 2017

Amount: $2,500

UpCounsel's Law School Scholarship

UpCounsel's unique scholarship contest gives students the opportunity to win up to $10k in scholarship awards, become a published legal writer, gain exposure across the web for job opportunities, and help small businesses and founders get easy-to-understand legal knowledge. Please refer to the website for more information.

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Amount: Varies

Writing Competitions

Students can also win monetary prizes and a chance to be published through various writing competitions. Check the writing competitions web page for a list of opportunities.

Veterans Benefits

All School of Law programs are approved for veterans' benefits. Eligible students should contact their regional V.A. office.

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